None of the teams that actually probably were offering me a job from the getgo, actually in spring training, are in the playoffs right now.
I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, couldn't do it, ... There was no one moment where I gave up on what I wanted to do. I just couldn't execute it. I'm human. There were no excuses. They just got to me. That's all.
lay down for at least 20 days in a row.
I tried to hold them for as long as I could, and couldn't hold them, ... I ended up losing the game but some other day, I'll end up winning the game.
If the shortstop makes an error, I am responsible. I let the batter hit the ball.
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body.
I never expected Giles to take a chance on that play. We're facing a good team, a smart team.
I love my teammates, and I'll do anything for them.
Every time I feel mad or something, I run somewhere. It gets my frustrations away. I run and run and run.
It's just not right. I was a victim of that. I did what I was supposed to do, and it stayed with me my whole career how I was treated. I couldn't help it. I told Mike and I said it loud. I guess a lot of people heard it. He's got all the tools to be a great hitter.
I like the challenge. I do not like the attention.
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.
I didn't feel as good as I would like to, but I feel pretty good. Their concentration level was so high that every time I made a mistake, they hit them out.
We want him to pitch as much as possible.
It was a fastball up and in. We were playing the infield in, so I was trying to keep him in the infield. But he cheated a little bit and got to it.
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body. Pedro Mart
I never expected Giles to score like that, ... We are facing a smart team. Obviously, they are on top of their game.
I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, but couldn't do it,
I want to feel secure personally. Have a competitive team out there -- I really want to win; I hate losing -- and, I guess, I want to be treated like a normal person.
I just guess I have to give them credit, ... For them to actually take advantage of my mistakes and hit them out - it wasn't just playing the game hard, but also to keep their concentration level so high that every time I made a mistake - they were my mistakes ï¿½ that they hit them out.
I wasn't playing mind games with anybody, I just said what I said. I am responsible for it, but I wish everybody would fall asleep for that one and let me go out there and do my thing.
If a no-hitter comes, I'll take it. I don't go out there expecting no-hitters, but I was lucky enough to be flirting with a no-hitter today. I'm just proud I was able to come here and show the fans what I didn't have enough time to show them before.
If I wanted to pitch that bad, I probably would. But I don't think I'm in that stage.
I'm open to play for anybody that would give me respect, treat me the right way, and actually going to make me feel comfortable.
Baseball is a game of the soul.
I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
I'm human. No excuses. Hey, they got to me. That's all.
We grew up poor, very poor, but I am very proud of where I come from.
You can't have a family when you're playing because you're away from home so much. So believe me, I won't be pitching forever. I won't make it to 300 wins or anything like that. No way.
I'm not in the big leagues just because I'm cute.